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Lynn Kompass

Title: Professor / Vocal Coach
School of Music
Phone: 803-777-1739

School of Music Room 331


Opera at USC
Translations for Taneyev's Romances and Poems



Vocal coach and collaborative pianist, Lynn Kompass provides musical preparation for all Opera at USC productions and teaches courses in song literature and diction for singers.   She also coaches both graduate and undergraduate voice majors in preparation for degree recitals and auditions.

Active as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician, Lynn Kompass has performed in Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Brazil, China, South Korea, and Thailand and has appeared in venues across the United States, including Weill Recital Hall and the Nicholas Roerich Museum (NYC), the Strings in the Mountain Festival (Colorado), Harold Washington Library (Chicago), and the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh).  She has also given recitals at numerous colleges and conservatories nationwide, including the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, Eastman School of Music, University of Tennessee, Western Michigan University, University of Florida and James Madison University.  For many summers she was also engaged as a pianist for the prestigious Steans Vocal Institute in residence at the Ravinia Music Festival.  While in residence, she played for many voice recitals as well as master classes led by Christoph Eschenbach, Christa Ludwig, Thomas Hampson, Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, among others.

As a coach/répétiteur, Ms. Kompass has worked at the Festival de Musique de St-Barthélemy in the French West Indies, as well as Chicago Opera Theater, Aspen Opera Theater, Charleston Chamber Opera, Greenville Light Opera Works (GLOW), and Opera Brasil in São Luis, Brazil. She has also given masterclasses and clinics at SUNY Potsdam, Florida State University, Charleston Southern University, Western Michigan University and Emory University.  She has released several recordings on the Centaur and Innova Label, featuring music by Sergey Taneyev, John Fitz Rogers, Judith Cloud, and Tayloe Harding. 

Ms. Kompass has also been an active presenter/performer at a wide variety of conferences and conventions such as the International Convention of the College Music Society in Alcalà, Spain, the National Convention of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (Minneapolis), the 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities and the 34th annual conference of the International Double Reed Society. She was heard in numerous concerts as an official pianist for ClarinetFest 2006 (International Clarinet Association Convention).

 Lynn Kompass holds graduate degrees from the University of Michigan where she studied with Martin Katz. In addition, she has worked with Martin Isepp at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts, and with Margo Garrett, Roger Vignoles, and Warren Jones at the Steans Institute. 

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